Hoosiers, having been spoiled by this week's near-record warmth, will get a rude awakening beginning Friday, as the leading edge of a vast pool of chilly air pours over Indiana.
This chilly air promises to bring Indiana its lowest temperatures of the season thus far.
Temperatures Friday will hold up to 25 degrees below the balmy upper 70s and lower 80s reached on Thursday.
Put another way, highs will be in the lower to mid-50s in most of northern and central Indiana.
Indianapolis hit 78 degrees on Wednesday, and was expecting at least as high on Thursday. Friday's forecast was for a high of 54 degrees under rainy skies.
The agent for change, a cold front plowing into the Midwest from the Great Plains, will cross the Hoosier State with a band of rain and even thunderstorms Thursday night and early Friday.
Slowing of the front west of the state will allow rainy weather to linger in the afternoon in central and eastern Indiana.
Meanwhile, the coldest weather will not begin until early next week, when all but southernmost Indiana can look forward to highs in the 40s.
Episodes of snow and slippery travel are forecast prior to the departure of arctic air this weekend around Detroit.
Episodes of snow and slippery travel are forecast prior to the departure of arctic air this weekend around Cleveland.
Dense fog encompassed the city of London Wednesday morning, delaying flights and halting the morning commute.
Yet another blast of Arctic air will roll southeastward this week over the Midwest and will reach the Northeast.
After a severe ice storm knocked out power for thousands last weekend, the weather ahead is looking brighter for the city.
Episodes of snow and slippery travel are forecast prior to the departure of arctic air this weekend around Pittsburgh.
Charleston, SC (1899)
3.9" snow; greatest single storm total and 24- hour total for city.
Dover, DE (1899)
24.0" snow; December record.
First of three large snowstorms that winter. Over a foot of snow from mid-Atlantic states into New England: Nantucket Island 15.7" Philadelphia, PA 14.6" Baltimore, MD 14.1" Avoca, PA 11.1" Newark, NJ 20.4" Central Park, NY 19.6" Boston, MA 18"